Deaf Dumb Blind (Summun Bukmun Umyun)

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Deaf Dumb Blind (Summun Bukmun Umyun)
Studio album by Pharoah Sanders
Released 1970
Recorded July 1, 1970
Genre Jazz
Length 39:02
Label Impulse! Records
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Deaf Dumb Blind (Summun Bukmun Umyun) is an album by the American jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. It was recorded at A & R Studios in New York City on July 1, 1970, and released on Impulse Records in the same year. The album's title is bilingual: "Summun Bukmun Umyun" is Arabic for "Deaf Dumb Blind".

The phrase "Summun, Bukmun, Umyun" is taken from the Sura Bakara of the Qur'an. According to the liner notes, the album is "predicated on spiritual truths and to the future enlightenment of El Kafirun or The Rejectors of Faith (non-believers)".

The performances on the album are strongly influenced by the music of Africa.

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  1. "Summun, Bukmun, Umyun" (Sanders) – 21:16
  2. "Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord" (arr. by Lonnie Liston Smith) – 17:46


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